Intern Blog

Welcome back, folks! I’ve got a great story for you all. This morning we had an exciting session of Junior Master Gardeners. We got to explore some bizarre fruits including coconuts, mango, and rambutan. It quickly became clear that it would take some brute force to open the coconuts, so […]

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Hi there! My name is Sammie Lyle, I’m the Plant Collections and Records Intern here at Reiman Gardens. I am a junior at Iowa State studying Public Horticulture and Entomology. In this past month of interning, I have been able to immerse myself in a completely new area of horticulture! […]

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Hello! My name is Natassja Reed, and I am an education intern here at Reiman Gardens along with Ellen Loyd! We have had quite a busy six weeks so far this summer. We had our first big summer program that I was in charge of creating and leading, and it […]

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Hello there! My name is Kennedy, and this summer I am an intern at Reiman Gardens with the outdoor horticulture staff. Here at Iowa State, I am majoring in horticulture and my option within the major is landscape design. I was super excited to start this internship because my long […]

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Hey everyone! I’m Ellen Loyd, one of the Education interns here at the Gardens. What a week it has been! This past Tuesday we had our second meeting of Plant Pals, where we got to get our hands dirty down at the Home Production Garden! First, we weeded our little […]

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Hello, it’s me Faith again. I am the entomology intern, and today we will talk about my daily duties and such. I start off my day in the Butterfly Wing picking up the dead butterflies and refilling the vertical feeders for the butterflies. Then, my next task is releasing butterflies […]

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Hello, my name is Faith Riedell. I am the Entomology Intern which means I study insects. I work in the Butterfly Wing and in the emergence lab. I enjoy my position here at Reiman Gardens especially when I get to learn new things about insects. Insects can do some amazing […]

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My name is Sadie Thiele, and I am the Private Events Intern at the Gardens this summer! This week, we had our first intern field trip, and we visited the Iowa Arboretum and the Christian Petersen Art Museum. At the Iowa Arboretum, I really enjoyed getting to see the handful […]

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Hello everyone! My name is Katie Mechelke, and I am one of the two Garden and Landscape Maintenance Interns here at Reiman Gardens. I am going to start my senior year this fall with a major in Horticulture, specifically public Horticulture. After I graduate I hope to work in a […]

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My name is Katie Dukes, and I am just one of the eleven talented, hard-working women working for the Gardens’ internship program this summer. This program is jam-packed full of opportunities to gain experience in each of our respective areas (Horticulture, Entomology, Education, Events, Volunteer, and Gift Shop), as well […]

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